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Candy Image

Hi everyone, its me Candy. I was your featured Dog in January 2005. Since my debut on your website and my adoption by my new people I have been very busy with my new job. I get to ride in my peoples truck when she goes to work every morning. When she puts that smelly stuff on and paints her face I know the time is getting near and I can hardly contain my excitement! I start nudging her with my nose to hurry it up already! Then come out the glasses and the keys and oh boy I am so happy I have to let out a bark or two at the door cause I just cant contain myself! I just cant help it I am sooo excited ! yahoooo!!! Then its in the truck I go for a reeeeely long nap! (I get the whole seat in the back to myself) Oh this is the life. Then after a hard day of saying hello to lots of people, marking my favorite spots all day, I get home and relax to a nice bowl of chow. I have my favorite blanket I let my people share with me when we watch TV and I let her rub me whenever she wants. Sometimes we go for a very long truck ride to Fort McMurray and we stay there. I like my walks there most of all especially by the rivers and walking trails- there is so much to SMELL there! She even gives me a piece of cheese sometimes. I keep a pretty close eye on her when shes eating just in case I have to clean the floor for her. Actually I keep a pretty close eye on her all of the time just in case I hear Candy Cane Lane! (thats what she calls me) cause I never know if its time for another truck ride-my favorite thing! Thank you Nasap for finding me my forever home! Candy


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I adopted Lester FROM NASAP this summer and have since then struggled to rename the poor guy. He's gone FROM Lester, to Maddie, to Leo, and back again to Lester. The problem is, that he's so cute -- any old name just won't do. Indeed, Lester is the sweetest, friendliest cat -- he does his own thing without being aloof. He often trails behind me, my partner, or our other cat Jay (also a NASAP cat), just to CHECK out what's going on. When he has his answer, and has had a snuggle or two, he'll generally makes his way back to the couch, a kitty toy or his cat tent, to hang out. Although, on some rare occasions he's a wild beast, pouncing on Jay's tail or attacking feet under blankets. One day he actually managed to fall down the stairs, by absent-mindedly rolling under the railing of the staircase landing without noticing that he was at the edge of the stairway. He feel a storey, but was unhurt. Yep, Lester's a funny guy. He entertains us with his many antics, including his habit of lying on his side on carpet and pulling himself along by his front claws, without using his back legs (something he did before that fall, by the way!). Our good-natured Lester has become an awesome addition to our household - we especially appreciate the fact that he balances out our devil-kitty, Jay the monster. So between the two of them (Lester the angel and Jay the devil), we seem to have a well-balanced household. :) But in all seriousness, both little guys have become dear friends to me (and to each other), and I thank NASAP for keeping my kitties safe FROM harm before I had the chance to meet them. Thanks so much. -- Cait


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In Oct. 2004, I made the best decision of my life: I adopted a wonderful dog FROM NASAP! I simply cannot imagine life without Tundra (formerly Pepper/Seeka). Tundra has proven to be an obedience and agility superstar, though apparently strange objects called "balls" continue to be a bit baffling and flyball lessons have proved to be a bit of a challenge! Tundra, her guinea pig brothers and I have shared many adventures, including relocating to Ottawa. She has been an invaluable research assistant on my research trips to the NWT, and she is now fully bilingual after attending a month of intensive French language training! Best of all, she is a wonderful foster sister to the steady stream of dogs that we have fostered through Ottawa's Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines (BARK). NASAP provided us with the happiest of tales (tails!), so we're thrilled to be able to do the same for another GROUP of deserving dogs. Thanks NASAP for helping me to find my best friend!


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Hello Everyone. We adopted Sheena in March of 2005, and we could not be happier. Sheena is now a sweet 2 year old girl, who has come to be adored by our cats Conan and Demeter. She is loving and gentle with our 7 month old son, and we cannot imagine our family without her. Her playful and friendly personality attracts both humans and other dogs, making her a favorite in the neighbourhood and at the dog park. Sheena has a special ability to escape our yard no matter how hard we try to keep her in, but we know she is just going next door to visit with her friend Shilo, a big black lab. She is still learning to be obedient, but aren't we all. We love her so, and are so happy to have found her. Thanks to all you NASAP volunteers, you are wonderful. Cheers!


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This is our very handsome boy Farley, formerly known as Cinnamon. He is one of the many puppies from a large litter of 11 from Teagan. He is a year old now and weighs over 60 lbs. He is a very big boy! Farley has successfully completed obedience classes, and is getting smarter every day! He is very well-behaved off-leash, and is so friendly and sociable with all people and animals. Farley's got a humorous disposition and is always doing silly things to make us laugh. Farley is a complete sweetheart, and the whole family just adores him! Thanks to NASAP and Genevieve for helping us take this beautiful boy into our home.


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Hello Mary Just an UPDATE on Hunter. He is doing very well and we are so happy he is a part of our family. Through the summer we took him swimming in the river and he loved it. It was great therapy for his knee and leg. Hunter is an excellent swimmer. Hunter no longer suffers FROM separation anxiety when we leave for work. He knows we will be coming home to him. Sandy Murray

Porkchop & Lanai

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We just wanted to give you an UPDATE on our two NASAP dogs named Lanai (6 year old golden retriever) and Porkchop (13 year old basset/spaniel cross). We have had Lanai for almost 4 years and Porkchop for just over 3 years. We are so thankful to have them and they are thrilled to have each other. Theyve become quite the odd couple and are very attentive to each other. Porkchop is obsessed with balls of any sort (but particularly tennis balls) and when Lanai wants to push his buttons she steals one and prances around in front of him. It drives him crazy as he firmly believes that all balls are his (consider this a warning if you see him in an off leash area). Lanai has become quite the swimmer and loves nothing better than to jump in the river on a hot day. Porkchop will wade in (just to cool off) but doesnt share her enthusiasm for water sports. Thanks so much to all the volunteers at NASAP for the work you do. Our lives have been enriched by the addition of 2 of your former charges. Neil and Merrilyn


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Hi everyone, Tori has settled in very well. It took her a few days to get used to wearing her new collar with a bell on it. The elderly cat that we have is doing plenty of squawking and hissing in her direction but is getting used to her new 'sister' slowly. Tori goes INTO each of the kids rooms in the morning and wakes them up for school with some gentle meowing - it's kind of cute. She is curious about the outside world and has poked her nose out onto the deck a couple of times. Generally scooting right back in as soon as she hears any noise at all. She is also HAVING a blast playing with all of the little kitty toys scattered around the house. She gets pretty good speed sliding around the laminate floors. Basically, she is fitting in just fine. Slowly finding her favourite spots to sleep around the house and snuggling with one of us every chance she can. I've enclosed a picture of her on the stairs. Take Care! Jan , Shawn, Bryn, and Ryan